Well as all of you know last night we said good bye to Sensei Yonezuka. I saw friends that I haven’t seen as long as 10 years and as far away as Japan that flew in to say their good byes as well. Last night was very uplifting and it shows how many people Yone touched in a positive way. We will miss him terribly and I wouldn’t be here today doing what I’m doing if it wasn’t for the example that Yone has given to a lot of instructors throughout his career in Judo and other Martial Arts. The Great News is that the Cranford Judo Karate Center will go on and will be directed by his son Nick Yonezuka. Nick has a great back ground in Judo and vast experience so I’m super excited for him and all the Cranford Judo members. They have my full support and confidence.
Sensei Yonezuka’s tournament October 26 has been postponed to November 30th. We will send a team from our dojo to compete and pay our respects. The application link is below for Juniors and Seniors.